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Health, Society

Canada extends isolation rules for travellers

The federal government is extending strict quarantine rules requiring travellers to isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada for at least another month. The order, which was set to expire tonight, “has been extended until July 31 for »

Health, Society

Trudeau urges caution as COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ linger in Toronto and Montreal

Despite some notable progress, COVID-19 remains a serious threat in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as federal health officials released new pandemic modelling. Speaking during his regular pandemic briefing in Ottawa, Trudeau said that “after a very challenging »

Health, Society

Researchers in Saskatchewan developing COVID-19 saliva test

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are leading the development of a new test that will be able to detect SARS-Cov-2 proteins in saliva, according to a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last Thursday. Dr. Walter Siqueira of »

Health, Society

Ottawa pledges $300 million to global fight against COVID-19

Canada is committing $300 million to the international effort to fight COVID-19 and to making sure countries around the world will have access to a vaccine when one is developed. Prime Minister Trudeau made the announcement on Saturday at a »

Health

Air Canada gives refunds for some non-refundable flights cancelled by COVID-19

Air Canada is giving customers the option for customers to get a refund for non-refundable tickets for flights that were cancelled because of COVID-19, but it is only for trips with itineraries originating from the European Union (EU), according to »

Economy, Health

Nova Scotia lifts more restrictions 

Restaurants in Nova Scotia can now operate at 100 per cent of their capacity with appropriate physical distancing starting today, according to an announcement made by Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil on Friday. Private campgrounds can operate at 100 per »

Health, Indigenous, Society

New report details (added) grim realities homeless women face

A new study paints a bleak portrait of the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on homeless women in Canada. It says homeless women are largely invisible and are falling through major gaps in support systems–and into dangerous situations. And »

Health, Society

Quebec ending daily COVID-19 updates

The Quebec government will no longer be giving daily COVID-19 updates after June 26, according to a press release from Quebec’s health ministry from yesterday. Today, the provincial government gave its last daily COVID-19 update today, and will only provide »

Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s Atlantic provinces agree to regional pandemic bubble

Canada’s four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other as of July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release. The agreement means that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince »

Health, International, Politics

Canada announces $93.7M funding for sexual and reproductive health

Aid groups are praising Ottawas’s pledge to allocate $93.7 million to fund projects supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights for millions of women and girls in developing countries whose access to these services has been severely curtailed as a »